Frank Lloyd Wright's talent for creatively linking indoor and outdoor spaces is on display during the engaging 1-Hour Panorama Tour. Throughout the tour we'll explore a number of buildings which are connected by outdoor pathways, essentially joining the indoor and outdoor spaces. This tour includes visits to areas such as the:
- Cabaret Theater
- Seminar Theater
- Wright's private office
Please be advised that indoor building temperatures may exceed 90° F (32° C) on hot summer days.
Tuesday and Wednesday are discount days and prices on these days have already been adjusted.
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Interesting but not exciting
|Aaw926||Sat, Apr 30 2:15 PM||Male||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
This is a beautiful location offering insight into the life and mind of This famous architect. But there were too many things we couldn't see during the tour. Our pleasant guide was knowledgeable but a bit of a nonstop magpie.
|Marlasilverm||Sat, Apr 30 10:15 AM||Female||60-69||International Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
The guide was knowlegible but mostly told stories about Frank Lloyd Wright rather than about the architecture. So, it didn't entirely live up to my expectations.
Panorama tour with a 4 year old
|tremaime||Fri, Apr 29 2:15 PM||Female||30-39||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family With Children|
My 4 year old son and I really enjoyed the tour. The outside focus was perfectly aligned with his energy level. Our guide was awesome! She kept my son involved and interested while not diminishing the tour for others.
|Williamslmco||Tue, Apr 26 10:15 AM||Unspecified||Unspecified||Unspecified||Unspecified|
Great tour guide with kids' questions.
Excellent Panorama Tour
|Norakelsch||Fri, Apr 22 10:15 AM||Female||50-59||International Tourist(s)||Family Without Children|
Best way to spend a morning in Scottsdale, our tour guide was fantastic.
Wished I could have gone on a longer tour, but it was my last vacation day
|LenStoll||Tue, Apr 19 2:15 PM||Male||70+||Domestic Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
Loved the docent, she gave us a good insight on FLW.
|KFMcKee||Mon, Apr 18 10:15 AM||Female||60-69||Local||Other|
We enjoyed the 1 hour tour very much and the lady giving the tour was extremely knowledgeable on Mr. Wright and the compound. I would have given it a 5 star but unfortunately we didn't get to see any of the house on this tour...needed to go on the 1 1/2 hour for that...we didn't know how much walking would be involved...think we could have done the longer one.
|StephanieSwa||Sun, Apr 17 2:15 PM||Female||30-39||Local||Family Without Children|
We were rushed and seemed to only touch on items we COULDN'T look at and spent time on things that were very boring. Would NOT recommend
Taliesian West Panorama Tour
|JillHerod||Sun, Apr 17 10:15 AM||Unspecified||Unspecified||Unspecified||Unspecified|
It was awesome!!! I will definitely do the night tour on my next visit!
Very impressive and inspirational.
|happylily09||Sat, Apr 16 2:15 PM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family Without Children|
I enjoyed listening the guide. She had presented the history of the house and Lloyd's life in such an enthusiastic and exiting manner. Interesting ideas in architecture inspired me to do some changes in my own house. It was powerful and inspirational experience I ever had in my life.
- Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
- Advance purchase is highly recommended, as space is limited per tour. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased using a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
- Why are the ticket prices different on certain days?
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays are our Discount Days and the ticket price has already been adjusted on these days. Keep in mind that all adults ages 13 and up are the same price on these days. Discounts can still be applied for Frank Lloyd Wright Association members by calling Zerve at (888) 516-0811.
- What is the main difference between the flagship tours? Which one should I take?
- Our three flagship tours vary by duration and sights seen. The 90-minute Insights Tour is our most popular tour and is offered the most often. If you are looking for a more in-depth tour, consider the 3-hour Extended Insights Tour which includes everything on the Insights Tour and more, including guest speakers. However, if you are short on time, consider taking the Panorama Tour, which is 1-hour long and includes many highlights of the property but does not include the personal living quarters. In addition to our three year-round tours, we also offer a number of seasonal tours as well that explore other areas of Taliesin West.
- Are there any age limits? Can we bring our kids?
- Yes, children can attend the tour, however, please note that younger children may not fully understand the content and get much out of it. As parents, you should use your best judgement as to whether your child will enjoy the tour. We do offer a reduced price Youth ticket for ages 4-12 and infants and toddlers under 4 years old can come for free.
- What about bad weather?
- Taliesin West was built to be a part of its surroundings, therefore the tour is a combination of viewing interior spaces that are connected by outdoor walkways. The tour will run in moderate weather, but may be cancelled in the case of severe weather. You will be notified if the tour is cancelled and will be allowed to reschedule your tickets or receive credit for a future event.
- Can we explore Taliesin West on our own or do we need to take a tour?
- All tours of Taliesin West are guided and guests are not allowed to explore on their own. Admission to the bookstore is free of charge but guests must have tour tickets to view the remainder of the property.
- Is Taliesin West handicap and stroller accessible?
- Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark built between 1937 and 1959. As such, it was not designed or built to contemporary accessibility standards. The pathway for tours are not all paved and include gravel walkways, uneven steps and stairs. Narrow, steep-sloped ramps over steps are available for guests to use at their own discretion throughout the tour. Ramps are 26” in width with slopes ranging from 21 to 27 degrees. If bringing young kids or infants, we recommend a stroller that has larger wheels or a baby bjorn style carrier.
- Do you allow photography?
- Guests are welcome to take photos for their personal use. There are a few areas where we do not allow photography, but your tour guide will alert you to these areas during the tour. If you are looking to use photos in a professional capacity, please contact us prior to purchasing your tickets by clicking on the "Contact TaliesinWest" link to make arrangements.
- Is Taliesin West open all year round?
- Yes, we operate tours throughout the entire year. The Panorama Tour runs all year round, however, not all tours are offered throughout the entire year. Please be sure to check our Calendar of Other Activities for the exact tour schedule on the day you plan to visit.
- Do you have a gift shop?
- Yes, Anneliese's Bookstore is located next to the main parking lot and stocks the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® products and books. Admission to the bookstore is free of charge and its regular hours of operation are 8:30am to 6:00pm October - May, 8:30am - 4pm June - August and 8:30am - 5pm in September.
- What should I wear? What should I bring?
- We suggest guests wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Since a portion of the tour takes place outside, be prepared for the day's weather and note there are gravel walkways that connect the buildings, so please be sure to wear appropriate shoes. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water and an umbrella. While we have a limited number of umbrellas available for guests, they can come in handy both on rainy and sunny days in the desert.
- Are food and drinks available for purchase?
- Food is not available for purchase. We do not recommend bringing outside food or drink on your tour, unless you'd like to bring a bottle of water, therefore we suggest grabbing something to eat either before or after your tour.
- Is there parking available?
- Yes, there is a free parking lot for all guests.
- Are pets allowed to come?
- No, other than certified service dogs, pets are not permitted.
- What about guests with special needs?
- Guests with special needs who are interested in visiting us but choose not to take the walking tour may request an Interpretive Guide and view a video on the history of Taliesin West while on site. Visually and hearing impaired guests who wish to bring someone to provide assistance on the tour such as a sign language interpreter may do so and the person providing assistance will not be charged admission.
- Do you offer gift certificates?
- Yes! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the "Gift Certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
- Do you allow private parties or events?
- Spacious Taliesin West is well suited for hosting exclusive corporate receptions and dinners. Groups ranging in size from 20 to 120 have experienced memorable evenings at Taliesin West using the many indoor and outdoor spaces. For more information about setting up a private event, please click on the "Contact TaliesinWest" link to get in touch with our staff.
- Do you offer large group tours?
- Yes, group tours are available and tours can be custom designed for prearranged groups of 15 or more. Please click on the "Contact TaliesinWest" link to discuss.
- Can we do a private tour?
- With advance notice (seven day notice preferred), individuals with very small groups may schedule a tour by an architect or personal guide. Please click on the "Contact TaliesinWest" link to discuss pricing and reservations.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Just minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Taliesin West is Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece. In 1937, Wright and his apprentices built an architectural wonder out of the stone and sand that surrounded them in the Sonoran desert on the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. Many of those apprentices (“the Fellowship”) who worked and lived alongside Mr. Wright still live at Taliesin West, as do the current students and faculty of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture -- making Taliesin West an ongoing, vibrant community.
The Taliesin West experience is both immersive and powerful. Guests are fully welcomed into every room and space—nothing on the tour is behind ropes or under glass. The tours, which include such attractions as the Cabaret Theater, Garden Room, Desert Shelters, and Mr. Wright’s living quarters and private office, are filled with surprise, majestic views, and intimate interior details. Each tour inspires visitors with the innovative principles, beautiful creations, technological experiments, and unparalleled body of work of Frank Lloyd Wright. As a result, guests find the Taliesin West tour experience delightfully engaging and deeply relevant. While photos and descriptions may give you a hint of what’s in store, there is no substitute for experiencing it first-hand.
Come to Taliesin West and be inspired.